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a week after getting flack for taking a vacation overseas, instead of on the gulf coast, the first family is now in florida. we'll show you what they're doing and what they have to say about the beaches there. a man shot and killed four people in buffalo, new york, this morning. police say they arrested the gunman just a couple hours ago. we'll have the latest. an east bay shelter with interesting four-legged creatures is in jeopardy of closing. today is the anniversary of the end of world war ii. we'll show you how people marked the occasion in new york, as well as in the bay area. you recognize that. the bay area at 5:00 starts right now. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. this weekend, president obama and his family are visiting the gulf coast.
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the trip comes just a week after the first lady was criticized for taking a trip to spain and spending millions of taxpayer dollars. jay gray reports from florida. >> reporter: the president, first lady, and youngest daughter sasha landed in panama city this morning to begin a short working vacation along the gulf coast. >> the governor and the mayors and others invited us down to enjoy the beach and the water. >> reporter: but first, he sat down to talk recovery with officials and business owners from the region. the mission of this overnight stay clearly to signal that gulf coast waters, beaches, and businesses are open and safe. >> the gulf is open for business. that the beaches look great. and the restaurants are good. >> reporter: it is a message that echoes in south louisiana, where fishing waters have reopened. but commercial fishermen, shrimpers and charter captains are still struggling to convince many that their catch is clean. with no customers, charter captain james wilson spent his
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morning catching dinner. and says he has no worries about what he'll eat. >> our walleye fisheries, they've done over 1,000 tissue samples and all our fish are fine, safe to eat. the main thing is getting the big misconception that the whole coast is covered in oil, which it is not. >> reporter: as fishermen and the first family worked on pr, crews at the spill site continue their work to permanently seal the well. >> our intent and my direction will be to go forward with the relief well and execute the bottom kill. >> reporter: the bottom kill will have to wait at least a few more days. this afternoon, national incident commander thad allen issued an order requiring more pressure testing by bp engineers to determine if the bottom kill could risk further damaging the fractured rig and pushing more oil into the gulf. jay gray, nbc news, lafitte, louisiana. soldiers from the last american combat brigade in iraq started to head home today. the plan is to have all american
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combat soldiers out of that country by the end of this month. 50,000 american troops will remain in iraq, but they are noncombat. instead, their mission will be to make sure iraqi forces are strong enough to retain the country's shaky stability. commanding generals are sounding notes of caution in this final stage of the pullout. they point out iraq is still without a government five months after national elections and they say they expect insurgent violence to get worse for a time after the withdrawal. police in buffalo, no, have arrested a suspect in a shooting rampage this morning. they say he killed four people during a wedding anniversary party. the shooting happened outside a downtown restaurant early this morning. investigators say a group had gathered to celebrate one couple's first wedding anniversary when a fight broke out. the crowd moved outside and that's when gunfire erupted, killing four and wounding another four. 25-year-old keith johnson was arrested for the shooting this afternoon. the mother of one of the victims
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thanked all of the witnesses who came forward to help. >> and i hope this is the one they caught and i hope he, you know, gets what he deserves, which is to be in jail for the rest of his life as he took several lives this morning. two men and two women were killed in the shooting, all in their late 20s or early 30s. in san francisco, a 38-year-old man is in custody and facing charges that he killed a bicyclist in a hit and run collision. the crash happened at about 10:40 last night at the intersection of turk street and masonic avenue near the panhandle of the golden gate park. investigators say the driver hit the bicyclist and then continued driving down the street. but witnesses called 911 with the description of the vehicle and police arrested the driver just about two blocks away. the victim is 21 years old but authorities have not released the identity of the victim or the suspect. police in vallejo are searching for a man they're warning the public to consider as armed and dangerous.
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37-year-old alfonso mestes jr. is suspected of killing a man who was found dead inside his truck last sunday on solano avenue next to highway 80. police say mestes had the name "capone" tattooed on his right arm and could be carrying a gun. they say he could be with his girlfriend, 22-year-old jessica gonzales, suspected of being an accessory to that murder. an attempted robbery in fairfield ended with the perpetrators running out the door, even though they were armed. police say the two robbers demanded at gunpoint yesterday afternoon at a metro pcs store on north texas street. that's when one of the two employees being held up reportedly drew a handgun and opened fire on the robbers. the two men were last seen sprinting away. it's not clear if either was wounded. and in southern california, senator barbara boxer joined a group trying to rally people to vote in the midterm elections. she was joined by los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. the goal was to reach out to latinos, especially to make sure
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they're engaged in the political process. but she used the occasion so speak out against her opponent, carly fiorina, in the race to defend her senate seat. >> i need you to stay with me as the negative commercials and the negative talk escalate. it's already starting. can i count on you to talk to everybody, your families, your friends, your co-workers, first-time voters. and i know if we stick together, i promise you, i'm going to give it every single thing that i have. i want to thank all of you for being here this afternoon -- >> yesterday, boxer and sea yeah rig goes sa appeared with union members who are calling for more to be done about the state's 12% unemployment rate. meg whitman hit another campaign spending record. the republican kind date for governor had the title of the most expensive campaign in state history. but now she's over the $100 million mark personally. records released yesterday show she has given her campaign another $13 million. upping her total personal contributions to $104 million.
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in comparison, democratic candidate jerry brown has spent less than $800,000 of his own money. the two are in a dead heat in the polls with one-quarter of voters undecided. an east bay animal sheltered caring for injured and orphaned wildlife could be losing its home. the center which takes in about 600 animals a year operates out of a house in the oakland hills. it's zoned as a home business and licensed by the state department of fish and wildlife. the director, leila travis, says they were hoping to stay there for decades. the landlord informed them the house is being taken off the rental market and they need to be out by the 22nd of september. >> it's going to be really hard to relocate, aside from awful the animals, we have all of the cages, all the equipment, and a store of lumber that we've developed over the years so that we can build more cages. >> travis is at a hearing with
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the oakland rent board the day before they're due to be evi evicted, hoping to buy time to find another property to continue their work. still to come at 5:00, there was a whole lot of spontaneous kissing in the streets to honor a certain anniversary. can you guess? we'll remind you. sailor hats ar big hint. ♪ the san jose jazz fest is in full swing. we'll introduce you to some of the musicians performing this weekend. we'll take you behind the scenes of a convention dedicated to science extra-terrestri extra-terrestrial-wise -- why hasn't earth attracted tourists from other worlds if the universe is full of life? happy saturday. live over the golden gate. yeah, a bit of clearing. not for long, though.at cooler e at cooler conditions continu to blow on in.
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schools got a bit of a makeover thanks to volunteers. community members came together to pull weeds, revamp playgrounds, and clean up the schools. starting at manzanita elementary, oakland high, west lake, horace mann, tillden. the project was a collaboration given the school district and the mccarthy building company, which has a program called tools for schools. ♪ some people came out in san jose to celebrate the anniversaries of the end of world war ii. the event was held in kelly park and included a re-enactment of the moment the public got word of the end of the fighting in the pacific. we're going to see that re-enactment of the kissing. similar enactments were held
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across the country. world war ii ended 65 years ago today. there's some of the kissing going on. vj day. in san francisco, a crowd in honor of a different annivers y anniversary. social security turns 75 today. dozens came out to celebrate the milestone and voice their support for the program. some lawmakers in washington have suggested either cutting social security benefits or raising the retirement age as a way to fix the deficit. those at today's event had a message for those leaders. >> we are here to say, we want people to take their hands off social security. we don't want them messing with it. we do say, yes, if you want to fix social security, don't raise the retirement age. you don't need to do that. what you need to do is raise the tax. one in eight californians are on social security. a recent report found without the government assistance, 40% of elderly californians would be in poverty. still to come at 5:00, tens of thousands of fans are enjoying a little bit of jazz
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today. ♪ >> we'll get up close and personalrfh tmingwehis d,eken co performing this weekend, coming up. [ male announcer ] when meg whitman arrived at ebay, they had 30 people and an idea. meg's job was to make it happen.
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more than 1,000 jazz musicians are? san jose this weekend for the 21st annual jazz festival. some of the names are big, like george clinton big. but many are small, such as dr. aaron linkton, a music professor at san jose state. take a listen. >> one, two, one, two, three. ♪ >> i think this may be the fourth time that i've performed with the jazz festival. ♪ >> being able to share what i love with people who i love, like my family, and also people that i interact with every day, like my students.
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it's a great thrill for me to be able to do that. there are world class artists here in the bay area. some of the biggest names in jazz, punk rock, has come from the san francisco bay area. you know, obviously it will be a crime not to feature the unbelievable talent that we have right here next door. ♪ >> we're going to be featuring music from my brand new album. every person in the quinn tet has a very important role. for someone who doesn't have a lot of experience listening to jazz, sitting back and listening to what the saxophone is doing. ♪ how is that interacting with the drummer? ♪ how is that interacting with the bass player? ♪ and the best jazz is like that, where you have this dialogue going on between all of the different musicians in the group. ♪
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really a musical conversation happening during the entire concert. ♪ >> the festival runs through tomorrow night in san jose. some people in alameda county will have to skip a dip in their public pool because of safety regulations. environmental leaders have closed several alameda county pools because they don't have proper drain covers. the covers are required under federal rules that went into effect last month. safety leaders say, without a drain cover, swimmers can get caught in the drains and the suction from the draining pool can trap people underwater as well. 40% of alameda county public pools don't meet that new standard. right now we've got craig correra. i've missed you. we haven't worked together in weeks between vacations. it's been too long. great to see you. >> the weather's back. >> exactly. it's so cold. it's been cooler than average.
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we continue this tomorrow. live right now -- >> really? >> tomorrow, can you believe that? we've got radar. >> that's nice. >> give it another four hours, though. it's parked right off the coast and it's blowing right on through. next shot as we give you oakland out to the east side of the bay, beautiful here, a little breezy at times. we've had some of the wind that's come through, has been at about 20 miles per hour. most of that has been through the tri-valley area and into the delta. at this hour, a lot of the temperatures are in the 60s and 70s. not much in the way of 80s. you've got to go to gilroy or fairfield to get an 80. 76 in livermore. 60 san francisco. look along the coasts. all that green. upper 50s. oakland 65. napa 70. you have to get into the central valley to get some of that warmer air. 25-mile-per-hour winds out of fairfield. the rest of the bay get 2 to 7-mile-per-hour winds. temperatures cooler than this time yesterday. mid 80s for afternoon highs. we're about 10 degrees cooler
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than average. we've got a little spin right in through here. tough to make out. and another one right in through here. these are both headed our direction. they will move over the north end of the state tomorrow. in doing so, that helps to make the fog a little bit deeper and it blows it in during the overnight hours into the morning hours. as we go through tomorrow, yeah, you're going to wake up with more fog. maybe got the windshield wipers going once or twice especially closer to the city during the early morning hours. it's going to take awhile to burn off. during the afternoon, sunshine. bay side communities and inland, upper 70s and lower 80s. we're going to be cooler than average tomorrow. if you're headed to the giants game, sunshine, still breezy. 105 as we take on the padres. mid 60s right along the basin. sunset upper 50s. you know the microclimates in the city. 62 for san francisco downtown tomorrow. 80 in livermore. 70s for napa and sonoma county. right in through san jose. the south end of the bay. 70s and a couple of 80s once you
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get into places like morgan hill, gilroy. fairfield 82. sunrise 6:25. sunset 8:02. tough to see that sunrise tomorrow morning. we've got perseid meteor showers but we can't see them with cloud cover around the bay area. warming up monday. after that cool back down again. >> oh! >> we're waiting. kind of weird. >> very weird. it is weird. how are the giants doing? >> not weird. no. it was a fun day. >> good. >> and the sun was shining. giants have been making walkoff wins a habit lately. to get a win over the padres, i think we're going to need a little more magic. yesterday he retired, and now we know why. former niner glen coffee opens up about his decision. was tiger woods able to m eak a move at the pga championship? a
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you'd think the giants a' best home to win would be to knack matt latos out of the game early. he hasn't lost to the giants this season with an e.r.a. below 1.0. but there's one catch, the bull pen. padres are 57-1 this season when leading after eight innings. that meant the rookie had to be on his game. madison baumgartner took the mound against the pad rays. bottom seven, it's 2-0 padres. latos still dealing. sandoval starting a comeback. that home run going to bounce into the cove. his eighth of the year. 2-1 padres. bottom eight, runners on second and third for pat the bat burrell. the grounder to second gets the job done.
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we have a tie ball game. the bull pen not coming through for the padres. bottom 11, two on for juan uribe. that would be a base hit. brucer posey chug in from second. the giants win 3-2. it's their third walkoff victory this week. tonight in minneapolis, a's and twins back at it as oakland tries to turn those hits into a win. they might not need many. trevor cahill gets the ball and the all-star has not allowed an earned run in his last three starts. we'll have highlights at 6:00. we know why the 49ers are down a running back. yesterday, glen coffee announced his retirement after one season in the league. today the former first-round pick shared his thoughts about his decision. coffee said simply, football is no longer his dream after he found christ in college. that changed his views, he says, on everything. coffee admitted he should never have entered the draft and now plans to go back to school to finish his degree, as well as earn a master's. here's what he also said.
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"there's going to be people that understand and there's going to be people that don't understand and don't care to understand. they're going to feed off that negativity. that is life." coffee, however, seems very content with his decision. there was a whole lot of golf to be played at whistling straits for the pga championship thanks to a sec straight day of heavy fog. yesterday play was suspended when many golfers were still on the course including tiger woods. today the world's number one golfer and many others finishing round two before adjourning into round three of the season's final major. tiger on 17 here, the tee shot, not a bad start for this hole. he'd go on to birdie. move to 2 under. he birdied the last two holes. he finishes at 3 under for the tournament so far. everybody chasing a new leader. here on 11, nick watney. the putt is going to roll in for birdie. he moves to 12 under. he's at 14 under with a few holes to go. that means tiger is 11 back.
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phil mickelson's chances of winning the pga championship are slim but today lefty still involved. memorable moments of the tourney. mickelson's approach shot on 11 landed on a fan's lap. he signed a glove, gave it to the fan. lefty went on to par the hole. certainly a moment that lefty and the fan won't soon forget. >> definitely. still ahead, scientists from all over the world are meeting in the south bay tou some of tw unusual topics of conversation.
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intelligence, seti-koon. scientists from all over the world came to attend, with breakout sessions on dark matter and amateur astronomy. the conference is heavy on real science. still, there's a little science fiction thrown in as well. >> the science fiction is there bus after all, science fiction's about ideas. so that's a great thing. but we're fundamentally about the hard research. look, where's the data? you think this might be true? you think we might be able to go to the stars that way? you think they may have come here? let's look at the data. >> if you're interested in going, it continues tomorrow. that's kind of weird. maybe you'll want to catch the panel discussion entitled "where bill gates' great great granddaughter will go for her honeymoon: the top tourist sites of the solar system." what if she wants to go to hawaii? >> with the little green people. >> she'll go to the discussion, throw that out. >> throw them a curveball.

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